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streak will come to an end. his dolls sold out this morning at the team's store. many are expecting teddy will finally win. >> it is time for him to win. they have had him hanging by the neck and doing all kinds of stuff. teddy has got to win. >> doing all kinds of stuff. there have been some other indications that the gnats may finally end the suffering for teddy -- nationals may finally end the suffering for teddy. >> go, teddy, go. we will have much more on the national final regular-season games and we will look forward to the playoffs. stay tuned for that. >> coming atup how a new law
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could i'm barack obama and i approved
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this message. [ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the esident no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a respsibility to care for them who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, thousing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what...
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and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they shohould take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >> 7 is on your side with a
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honda recall. honda is recalling 573,000 accords from 2003-2007. they have a defective power steering hose. the new part will not be available until 2013. >> if you are afraid your children watch too much television according to a new study, you are probably right. >> the problem could be worse than you think. we have the big picture on the small screen. >> children love their cartoons, and there are plenty of programs that help them learn, but a new study published in the journal pediatrics say that children are exposed to more tv than you might think. >> i have friends who use the television as a babysitter.
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>> the background noise children here while doing other activities has an effect as well. >> you learn from background noise. >> the study found that children younger than eight spend an average of nearly four hours each day with television on in the background, and children eight months to two years old are exposed to nearly six hours each day. >> if it is fair, he immediately turns to read and watch as it no matter what. it seems to be mesmerizing. >> television distracts kids during playtime and has been seen to take focus away from problem-solving and communicating. quite 0-2, kids should have a a zero tv time. after two, they should have to a total of two hours of media
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time, which includes television, video games, computers. >> some people are concerned that exposure to television at a young age could lead to poor academic performance. >> better stock up on the diapers' before things really get messy. there is a potential disposable diaper shortage due to an explosion at a japanese factory that produces nearly one-fifth of the world's diapers. >> got to go back to old- fashioned cloth diapers. >> no way. >> the giant panda is making progress after the death of her cubs. officials at these you say she has been leaving her inclosure more often. -- at the zerooo say she has been
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leaving her enclosure more often. >> poor thing. bless her heart. >> well, let's talk about the weather situation. big changes coming? >> it is going to get very warm in the next couple of days. vancouver over the weekend. it is that time of -- then cooler over the weekend. it is that time of year. let's watch this time lapse. high clouds moving through earlier this morning. a few jet contrails. just a beautiful midday. then the clouds start to roll in more noticeably in the afternoon. but the high clouds and sunshine make for some great images. we will show you the same gloves on this satellite image. the high -- same clouds on this satellite image. just spectacular. enjoyable to look at the sky when you have all those colors there. no pretty pictures to show you
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right now because it is just kind of prey, temperatures in the 60's. 67 degrees in oxon hill. as we head into the evening more clouds moving in. this particular area of showers is headed northeast. many people are heading to national park tonight. a few passing showers are possible, but we do not see anything that will rain they came out. the worst possible scenario would be a delay, and i do not even think that is going to happen. anything for the next several hours will be very, very light. starting overnight, that will change. but by then, unless it is a 28 inning game, we should not have a problem. before this cooler weather
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arrives, we are going to have a push of warm air due to a warm front extending off to the east. through the overnight hours and early tomorrow, showers are likely. if you are in fredericksburg probably different weather conditions. warmer south of washington. isolated showers in the morning. maybe a warm front in the afternoon. all of these are a possibility. tomorrow, a big changing weather day. again, scattered showers and thunder possible for the afternoon. this is what we will see late tonight. scattered showers around 11:00. hopefully by 11:00, the eastern division pennant espy plotted. i'm just saying it is a possibility. in the next seven days, here is what we have for you. rain at times of the shower variety with an isolated
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thunderstorm. wednesday, it will be very warm in the afternoon, partly sunny 82 degrees. the next cold front comes in saturday with a passing shower. look at these temperatures. it is all. it is autumn. >> it will really feel like october. >> speaking of all, it is the perfect time for giant pumpkins and this weather is definitely the cream of the crop. this monster board you see here weighed in at a whopping 2,009 pounds. that is the weight of the redskins' offense line of combined. the growers said it was a labor of love. he won $15,000 as well. there will be plenty of pumpkins and other things at cox farms.
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all this week, we are giving away tickets to the fall festival. go to for your chance to win. >> it is week two of dancing with the stars. tonight, the couples will perform the drive and the quickstep. -- jive and the quickstep. you will see who will shine tonight. that is at 8:00, followed by an all new castle and then abc 7 news at 11:00. this is a good season. >> coming up, the host of the oscars has been announced. >> also, she is a baseball icon you may have never heard of.
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find out what makes this space- barbaseball player so special. >> president obama: during the last
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weeks of this campaign... there will be debates, speeches, and more ads. but if i could sit down with you, in your living room or... around the kitchen table, here's what i'd say. when i took office, we were losing nearly eight hundred... thousand jobs a month, and were mired in iraq. today, i believe that as a nation we are... moving forward again. but we have much more to do to get folks back to work and... make the middle class secure again. now, governor romney believes that with even bigger... tax cuts for the wealthy, and fewer regulations... on wall street, all of us will prosper. in other words, he'd double down on the same trickle-down... policies that led to the crisis in the first place. so what's my plan? first,e creae te a million new manufacturing jobs... and he businesses double their exports... give tax breaks to companies that... invest in america, not that ship jobs overseas. second, we cut our oil imports in half and produce more... american-made energy. oil, clean coal, natural gas... and new resources like wind,so solar, and biofuels.
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all while doubling the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks. third, we ensure that we maintain the best workforce... in the world by preparing a hundred thousand additional... math and science teachers; training two million... americans with the job skills they need at our community... colleges; cutting the growth of tuition in half and... expanding student aid so more americans can afford it.t. fourth, a balanced plan to reduce our deficit by... four trillion dollars over the next decade, on top of the... trillion in spending we've already cut. i'd ask the wealthy to pay a little more. and as we end the war in afghanistan... let's apply half the savings to pay down our debt and... use the rest for some nation-building... right here at home. t's time for a new economic patriotism, rooted in the... belief that growing our economy begins with a strong... thriving middle cls. read my planan. compare it to governor romney's, and decide for yourself. thanks for listening. i'm barack obama and i approve this message.
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>> a mother and father say the death of their 12-year-old daughter has uncovered a major problem in the school system. >> now they want to see every school employees trained in cpr. >> this is certainly an eye opener. right now, the state requires the two staff members in every school in the state be trained to do cpr and use defibrillators. these parents say that is not enough. according to her parents, this 12-year-old victim did not receive cpr for 10 minutes after she collapsed as cool. they say her teacher, who was right there called 911, but did not administer the life-saving technique. if she had, the question, would their daughter be alive today? >> it is a question we have to
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live with every day. no one did so how will i ever know? >> if someone had been trained to respond as needed would that have made the difference? >> the victim had a heart valve problem that was checked regularly. she fell to the ground. some classmates ran to get her father who happen to be at school that day for his younger daughters field day. he ran to find his daughter on the ground pale, unresponsive and with out a pulse. >> he said said he arrived and there was no one by his daughter's side. >> responded without thinking. >> he said he administered cpr and got his daughter's calls back. doctors were able prove to revive her and put her on life support. however, damage to her brain
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during those first critical minutes eventually led to her death two months after she collapsed. now the parents want everyone to have mandatory cpr certification if they work in a school, from the cafeteria staff to the bus drivers and administrators. everyone. >> it is a way for us to keep her spirits alive so that we can make sure that no other parent or child has to go through this. >> we spoke with the school system. they say they're looking forward to reading to the proposal and working with the parents. jennifer donnelly, abc 7 news. >> still ahead, the movies are coming to theaters this fall. we look at what's in store. and what is getting a lot of
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buzz right now. >> arnold schwarzenegger talks about the scandal that broke his
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[ barack obama ] i'm barack obama and i approve this message. [ female announcer ] he shes... prident obama and i both care about popoor and middle-class famies. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? too many americans are struggling to find work in today's economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for afood and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor
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and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ ♪
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captioned by the national captioning institute >> a long fight has come to an end today. >> this power plant has closed for good. most of the employees have retired or transferred, but at least six are still looking for work. >> a lot of people have suffered for many, many years under the effects. >> they have caused many problems here for the community. >> owners of the facility say the closing is less about pollution and more about the cost of running it.
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>> police in prince william county are looking for a man who held up a 7-eleven store with a shotgun. it happened midnight thursday. the man walked up to the counter, pulled out a shot gun and demanded money. police say he drove off in a dark colored vehicle. they describe him as being between 25-30, 6'3" and 180 pounds. >> a history professor at marymount university is dead after a car hit him in northwest washington this morning. rhett leverett was hit around 9:00 this morning. he was taken to the hospital but later died. police say the driver had a medical emergency that led to the crash. >> students at dixon medical remember kyle morton and his father today. they were killed this weekend when their single-engine plane
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crashed shortly after takeoff. >> tonight could be the night at the nationals clinch the title. they are already in the playoffs but with three games left in the regular season, one more win would let them win the division title. they would also get it if the braves lose one of their last games. >> a look at the presidential debate prep + new details on the massive peanut butter recall to night at 6:30 p.m. hello, dan. great to see you. this is a really big week in the presidential election. the first debate is almost here. >> clock ticking and the candidates will meet face to face finally on one stage. how are they preparing for a knockout punch? we reveal secrets from behind the scenes of their campaigns today.
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>> another big story you are following, it goes into school lunches all over the country and tonight there are new concerns about peanut butter. >> that's right. we're going to tell everyone what we have learned today about this giant recall of peanut butter brands. we're also going to go through the symptoms you want to watch out for in your children. >> on a much lighter note, i know you are watching the nationals right along with us. >> we are. everybody is excited. >> thank you. we will see you later. she is a big national stand. you can watch world news with diane sawyer right after our news at 6:00. let's check in on traffic. >> not much of the delay on i-95 southbound. there are delays heading towards the fairfax parkway. also for quantico.
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on route 1 near quantico telegraph road has accident activity. traveling 270 northbound as you head toward 109, we're seeing delays on the inner loop of the beltway heading towards virginia. and things ashley start to pick up and look pretty good as you work your way toward connecticut ave. >> thank you. coming up, arnold schwarzenegger opens up about the affair that broke up his marriage. >> we talk about movies coming up. >> u.s. 6:00, apple is dealing with another problem
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>> the creator of the popular cartoon "family guy" has now been tapped to host hollywood's biggest night. seth mcfarlane will host the oscars. he made his movie debut with the
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raunchy comedy "ted the attack which took input -- "ted." he is also an accomplished singer. in fact, he released a big band album last year. >> my son loved ted. he loved the raunchy bear. >> i hope dead comes to the after party. -- ted comes to the after party. >> we have some interesting coming attractions. >> september was a pretty good month for movies. the watch the master and looper were bred. october looks almost as good. -- were good. october looks almost as good. let's take a look at what is ahead. liam neeson returns as an agent
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who saves his daughter from kidnapping. in taken two, he has to find and save his wife. in argo, ben affleck plays a cia agent who dreams of a way to help hostages escaping from iran. he passes them off as a movie crew. >> that is it. the music from my dream. >> october 26th brings cloud atlas, an all-star mind bender showing how lives in iraq in past present and future. >> shall we stop this bleeding? >> and oscar winner daniel day lewis will play the anguished president, lincoln. this weekend, hotel transylvania one box office.
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i would look for lincoln to contend in the actor competition. maybe ted will be there to give him the oscar. >> said macfarlane, you will have to hang onto your seat because you never know what will come out of his mouth. he is something else. >> coming up, why american express is being forced to pay out millions of dollars to some of its customers. >> her name is mamie peanut
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krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day sis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schohools...from gaming revenues that would have..... ne to other states. and independent
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audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit t to children. come on, kids, we' got to go. [ knocking ] oh, no, i got to go. oh, can you make that to go? these days, nobody has time to get sick. but minuteclinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to sinus infections with no appointment necessary, so you can feel better in no timeme. you guys want to go to the park? yeah! yeah! minuteclinic, the medical clinic
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in cvs/pharmacy. accepts united healthcare benefit plans. find a clinic near you at minuteclinic. m. >> police in prince george's county have arrested one person in connection with the robbery that took place in riverdale. the juvenile is one of the people you see in this surveillance video. the suspect can be seen punching the man as he left the store. suspects ran off with his wallet and cell phones. >> in other news, many new laws
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go into effect today in maryland including a lot to prevent a femalepuppy mill dogs end up in pet stores. >> this will not only crackdown on puppy mills, it should help you, the consumer. >> this is what the humane society of the united states calls a puppy mill. nearly 250 dogs in deplorable conditions. by setting new regulations on pet stores, the maryland law hopes to crack down on these puppy mills. >> consumers have a right to know where their puppies are coming from, who is treating their dogs, and if their dogs have any kind of inheritable, genetic illnesses or diseases. wife from now on, a pet store will have to reveal the name and location of the breeder. consumers are allowed to get their money back if the dog gets sick or dies within six months.
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>> if they do not have anything to hide, they should have no problem giving consumers this kind of information. >> puppy mills are a huge problem in this country. the humane society estimates that there are 10,000 puppy mills pumping out between 3 million-4 million dogs per year. this pet store owner chose not to sell puppies. >> it is a conscious decision not to sell animals. >> she says for those that decide to sell them, it should be done with transparency. >> it is just the way to help the public in sure that what they are getting is an animal that is well cared for. >> if you are going to buy about the, the folks at the humane society say consider -- by a puppy, the folks at the humane society say consider adopting from a shelter first. >> thank you.
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from a very young age, she was a pioneer for women and african americans, and she did it all through baseball. >> she was the only female pitcher in the negro baseball league. a decade later -- decades later she is still in her baseball close. >> some of them do not like it too well, but that is all right. >> that laugh, that spirit, were winning combinations for mamie peanut johnson, one of only three women who played in the negro leagues and the only pitcher. at age 77, she still lives in the same house as where she took this picture at age 12. she has been playing baseball all her life. >> i started when i was about six years old. >> when she was 18 and the only girl playing a church teams --
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on church teams, a scout spotted her. >> the next day, i was on the bus. and i was gone. >> the team played serious ball. agreed harlem globetrotter and basketball player first played baseball for the clowns. in 1950, mamie peanut johnson started pitching and a player laughed. quakes' he said i was as big as a peanut. >> the name peanut stock. between 1953-1955, she won 33 and lost eight games. she says she grew up playing baseball on this field that is named after her. she is upset that right now it seems to be more of a football and soccer field. >> you dedicate the field to me
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and then you make it a football field and a soccer field? >> he said the city promised that a baseball diamond was coming. >> i'm going to be right there. >> wow. >> sounds like she is still a pistol. >> absolutely. >> fantastic. what a great story. craigslist see what's coming up. -- >> lets see what is coming up. >> tonight at 6:00, month after month we have seen polls with different percentages in terms of the race for the white house. we're wondering if that information override is actually turning the voters off. also, it has been a year since the occupy movement came to the district.
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some say they never left town. >> we will see you in just a little bit. >> first, let's get a check on the weather situation. we start a brand new week and a brand new month. >> absolutely. we have seen some sunshine, then some clouds and some showers too. little patches of light rain. as we get 3 the evening hours -- get through the evening, they will be more of an annoyance than an interruption. just patches nothing heavy. they will move generally southwest to northeast across the area. the first pitch tonight is at 7:05. there could be light rain drinkinduring the game, but it will be more of an annoyance than anything else. 71 the reagan national airport. the box at the bottom of the screen shows tornado watches in alabama and georgia.
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we are going to stay on the warm side of the system in the next few days. the weather pattern is very unsettled. we will get some showers tomorrow maybe a thunderstorm, warmer temperatures for the next couple of days, then it will cool off later in the week. 73 by midday tomorrow. once the warm front moves through, it will hit the lower- mid-'70s's things will be much cooler over the weekend. check out for our new whether section. there is a list of what is happening during the month of october. check it out. >> he mentioned maybe a little bit of rain. hopefully it will not be too bad. let's get the latest. >> i can confirm that it is a little bit raining right now.
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all the national need to night is a win to win the n.l. east. d.o. gonzales -- gio gonzales said there was a different feeling in the locker room. all the players know what is at stake. >> it will be exciting. it will be fun to do in front of a home crowd. it would be an opportunity i have never experienced. a lot of the guys have never experienced, especially at a young age. i think it is going to be exciting, but again, we have to do it first. >> maybe it was a good thing they did not clinch yesterday because more than half of the washington region. in to see paging -- more than half of the washington region tuned in to see this electrifying performance. >> in a movie called the
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replacements they said great players want the ball in their hands when it is crunch time. >> you can be assured that if something breaks down, he is going to make a play some kind of way. >> he drove the redskins down the field with both his arms and his legs. >> this kid is special. he stepped up. i have never had so much confidence. >> he got 15 yards, just enough to win the game for washington. >> he really plays better under pressure. the sky's the limit for him. this is just the fourth game of
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the season. >> still the big story today is the nationals with a chance to clinch first place in the nl east. i will tell you what ryan zimmerman had to say, coming up. i don't spend money on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas stati about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male aouncer ] and it's not just these owners giving the volt high pise. volt received the j.d. power and associates appeal award two years in a row. ♪ ♪
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too many americans are struggling to find work in today's economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans
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are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ ♪
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>> american express is refunding hundreds of millions of dollars after being charged with deceiving customers. this comes after the consumer financial protection bureau found the company illegally charged late fees and discriminated against applicants. >> arnold schwarzenegger makes starling admissions in his newly released autobiography. >> he talks about his affairs and his regrets. pamela brown has more. >> it is one of the disastrous
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situations i have created. >> arnold schwarzenegger openly and misspent he lied to hyssop -- openly admits that he lied to his wife about his affair and his son. for 10 years, the woman continued to work in the schwarzenegger house. >> it is not worth punishing somebody for being in this situation. >> schwarzenegger reveal the affair to his wife during couples therapy. that led to the breakup of their marriage. here knowledge as it was not his only affair, but he still holds out hope that his marriage will one day be restored. his autobiography also covers his rise to fame, his body building titles and blockbuster movie making before becoming
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california's governor. his former press secretary says she is not surprised by her former bosses told admissions. >> he likes creating drama. i think it is one of the things he is trying to do to generate sales for the book. it is the nature of who is. he has a penchant for the big the dramatic, and sometimes that is good and sometimes that is less ideal. >> schwarzenegger says maria shriver has not read his book but wishes him well. a spokesperson for mrs. shriver failed to comment. >> coming up at 6:00, news that even politicians take with a grain of salt. >> dc is trying to rev up its program to get more parking for the handicapped. that story is coming up. >> protesters will be gathering
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tonight to celebrate the one- year anniversary of occupy d.c. we will have that story and more starting right now. captioned by the national captioning institute >> two days until the first presidential debate. mitt romney is in striking distance of president obama. >> that is at least according to some of the polls.


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